Crinken Church

God's whispers

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire —may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls."

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Missionary Church - We are all called to be Evangelists

"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. "
Matthew 28:19

"The Church of which Christ is head is made up of people, not masonry, and remember that the Lord will return to claim US – not a building – as his bride."Rev F E Bland 1940


Missionary Heart - Sharing the love of God

From the first day St James Church, Crinken was commissioned in 1840 its community has had a missionary heart and has had a long standing tradition of sending and supporting church members involved with Christian mission overseas, and also at home.

"Jesus said that the harvest is plentiful. Both at home and overseas people need Christ. We believe that this new hall will be used by God to enable more of the harvest to be reaped – and to teach and train the labourers." Ken "Fanta" Clarke 1984

Missionary Legacy

  • 1st sermon by Canon Daly on 28th June 1840
    "Go Ye and teach all nations"
  • 150th Anniversary 1990
    "We are all called to be Evangelists"
  • At our 175th anniversary celebration on 28 June 2015 bishop Ken "Fanta" Clarke preached these words "As Christians we should be":
    • Brave, Adventurous and Daring - BAD
    • Make A Difference - MAD

Mission Partners over the years

Crinken has been blessed with many missionary minded followers over the past 175 years, who have gone overseas to work with Christian organisations seeking to share God's love with others through education, building schools, training, healthcare, welfare innovations, micro economic programmes, providing safe water supplies and drinking wells, church plants, in conjunction with Christian ministry. Some of our mission partners in recent decades:

  • Fields of Life - East Africa, Trevor and Ruth Stevenson
  • Tear Fund - Alison Hall
  • WEC Chad - Lorretta Carroll
  • Tiglin - Life beyond addiction
  • Church in Chains - David Turner
  • Betel of Ireland - Restoring broken lives
  • Agape (Campus Crusade)
  • Karen and Christian Snell South Africa
  • Simon Donohoe
  • Linda and Werner Holmes-Ulrich Austria